RIP: Jim Carroll


Jim Carroll, punk poet and musician has died at age 60 from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan over the weekend.

In 1978 he published “The Basketball Diaries”, an autobiographical account of being a teenage basketball star in New York City, which in 1995 was made into a film staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg.  In 1978 he also formed his punk rock/new wave group The Jim Carroll Band, which released the single “People Who Died” in 1980.

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